Punxsutawney Phil, the Real O.G. (Original Groundhog)

Note: We’re digging in to local history stories this month on Sistory. So far we’ve explored our current homes, chasing mysterious candy factories in Cambridge, Massachussetts.; a once-in-a-lifetime combined Steelers-Eagles football team in Centre County, Pennsylvania; and toilet paper traditions in Auburn, Alabama.

Girls Have Cooties, and Other American Political Myths

When I was a third grader, I boldly stated that I wanted to be the first female president. I think what I really wanted was to be the first female anything. I learned quickly that the disadvantages of being a woman were many (and I didn’t even know about periods, the wage gap, the glass ceiling or work-life balance yet.)